34 verses

Gen 19:16

(NIV)
When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the  Lord was merciful to them.
(ESV)
But he lingered. So the men seized him and his wife and his two daughters by the hand, the  Lord being merciful to him, and they brought him out and set him outside the city.

Gen 24:56

(NIV)
But he said to them, ‘Do not detain me, now that the  Lord has granted success to my journey. Send me on my way so I may go to my master.’

(ESV)
But he said to them, “Do not delay me, since the  Lord has prospered my way. Send me away that I may go to my master.”

Gen 32:4

(NIV)
He instructed them: ‘This is what you are to say to my lord Esau: “Your servant Jacob says, I have been staying with Laban and have remained there till now.
(ESV)
instructing them, “Thus you shall say to my lord Esau: Thus says your servant Jacob, ‘I have sojourned with Laban and stayed until now.

Gen 34:19

(NIV)
The young man, who was the most honoured of all his father’s family, lost no time in doing what they said, because he was delighted with Jacob’s daughter.
(ESV)
And the young man did not delay to do the thing, because he delighted in Jacob’s daughter. Now he was the most honored of all his father’s house.

Gen 43:10

(NIV)
As it is, if we had not delayed, we could have gone and returned twice.’

(ESV)
If we had not delayed, we would now have returned twice.”

Exod 12:39

(NIV)
With the dough the Israelites had brought from Egypt, they baked loaves of unleavened bread. The dough was without yeast because they had been driven out of Egypt and did not have time to prepare food for themselves.

(ESV)
And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough that they had brought out of Egypt, for it was not leavened, because they were thrust out of Egypt and could not wait, nor had they prepared any provisions for themselves.

Exod 22:29

(NIV)
‘Do not hold back offerings from your granaries or your vats.

‘You must give me the firstborn of your sons.
(ESV)
“You shall not delay to offer from the fullness of your harvest and from the outflow of your presses. The firstborn of your sons you shall give to me.

Deut 7:10

(NIV)
But

those who hate him he will repay to their face by destruction;
he will not be slow to repay to their face those who hate him.
(ESV)
and repays to their face those who hate him, by destroying them. He will not be slack with one who hates him. He will repay him to his face.

Deut 23:21

(NIV)
If you make a vow to the  Lord your God, do not be slow to pay it, for the  Lord your God will certainly demand it of you and you will be guilty of sin.
(ESV)
“If you make a vow to the  Lord your God, you shall not delay fulfilling it, for the  Lord your God will surely require it of you, and you will be guilty of sin.

Judg 3:26

(NIV)
While they waited, Ehud got away. He passed by the stone images and escaped to Seirah.
(ESV)
Ehud escaped while they delayed, and he passed beyond the idols and escaped to Seirah.

Judg 5:28

(NIV)
‘Through the window peered Sisera’s mother;
behind the lattice she cried out,
“Why is his chariot so long in coming?
Why is the clatter of his chariots delayed?”
(ESV)
Out of the window she peered,
the mother of Sisera wailed through the lattice:
Why is his chariot so long in coming?
Why tarry the hoofbeats of his chariots?’

Judg 19:8

(NIV)
On the morning of the fifth day, when he rose to go, the woman’s father said, ‘Refresh yourself. Wait till afternoon!’ So the two of them ate together.

(ESV)
And on the fifth day he arose early in the morning to depart. And the girl’s father said, “Strengthen your heart and wait until the day declines.” So they ate, both of them.

2Sam 15:28

(NIV)
I will wait at the fords in the wilderness until word comes from you to inform me.’
(ESV)
See, I will wait at the fords of the wilderness until word comes from you to inform me.”

2Sam 20:5

(NIV)
But when Amasa went to summon Judah, he took longer than the time the king had set for him.

(ESV)
So Amasa went to summon Judah, but he delayed beyond the set time that had been appointed him.

Ps 40:17

(NIV)
But as for me, I am poor and needy;
may the Lord think of me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
you are my God, do not delay.
(ESV)
As for me, I am poor and needy,
but the Lord takes thought for me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
do not delay, O my God!

Ps 70:5

(NIV)
But as for me, I am poor and needy;
come quickly to me, O God.
You are my help and my deliverer;
 Lord, do not delay.
(ESV)
But I am poor and needy;
hasten to me, O God!
You are my help and my deliverer;
O  Lord, do not delay!

Ps 119:60

(NIV)
I will hasten and not delay
to obey your commands.
(ESV)
I hasten and do not delay
to keep your commandments.

Ps 127:2

(NIV)
In vain you rise early
and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat –
for he grants sleep to those he loves.
(ESV)
It is in vain that you rise up early
and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious toil;
for he gives to his beloved sleep.

Prov 23:30

(NIV)
Those who linger over wine,
who go to sample bowls of mixed wine.
(ESV)
Those who tarry long over wine;
those who go to try mixed wine.

Eccl 5:4

(NIV)
When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfil it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfil your vow.
(ESV)
When you vow a vow to God do not delay paying it, for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you vow.

Isa 5:11

(NIV)
Woe to those who rise early in the morning
to run after their drinks,
who stay up late at night
till they are inflamed with wine.
(ESV)
Woe to those who rise early in the morning,
that they may run after strong drink,
who tarry late into the evening
as wine inflames them!

Isa 29:9

(NIV)
Be stunned and amazed,
blind yourselves and be sightless;
be drunk, but not from wine,
stagger, but not from beer.
(ESV)
Astonish yourselves and be astonished;
blind yourselves and be blind!
Be drunk, but not with wine;
stagger, but not with strong drink!

Isa 46:13

(NIV)
I am bringing my righteousness near,
it is not far away;
and my salvation will not be delayed.
I will grant salvation to Zion,
my splendour to Israel.
(ESV)
I bring near my righteousness; it is not far off,
and my salvation will not delay;
I will put salvation in Zion,
for Israel my glory.”

Dan 9:19

(NIV)
Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act! For your sake, my God, do not delay, because your city and your people bear your Name.’

(ESV)
O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive. O Lord, pay attention and act. Delay not, for your own sake, O my God, because your city and your people are called by your name.”

Hab 2:3

(NIV)
For the revelation awaits an appointed time;
it speaks of the end
and will not prove false.
Though it linger, wait for it;
it will certainly come
and will not delay.
(ESV)
For still the vision awaits its appointed time;
it hastens to the end—it will not lie.
If it seems slow wait for it;
it will surely come; it will not delay.

Matt 24:48

(NIV)
But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, “My master is staying away a long time,”
(ESV)
But if that wicked servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed,’

Matt 25:5

(NIV)
The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

(ESV)
As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept.

Luke 1:21

(NIV)
Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he stayed so long in the temple.
(ESV)
And the people were waiting for Zechariah, and they were wondering at his delay in the temple.

Luke 12:45

(NIV)
But suppose the servant says to himself, “My master is taking a long time in coming,” and he then begins to beat the other servants, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk.
(ESV)
But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk,

Acts 9:38

(NIV)
Lydda was near Joppa; so when the disciples heard that Peter was in Lydda, they sent two men to him and urged him, ‘Please come at once!’

(ESV)
Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him, urging him, “Please come to us without delay.”

Acts 25:17

(NIV)
When they came here with me, I did not delay the case, but convened the court the next day and ordered the man to be brought in.
(ESV)
So when they came together here, I made no delay, but on the next day took my seat on the tribunal and ordered the man to be brought.

1Tim 3:15

(NIV)
if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.
(ESV)
if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.

Heb 10:37

(NIV)
For,

‘In just a little while,
he who is coming will come
and will not delay.’
(ESV)
For,

Yet a little while,
and the coming one will come and will not delay;

2Pet 3:9

(NIV)
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

(ESV)
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
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